Academic resilience means students achieving good educational outcomes despite adversity.

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For schools, promoting resiliance involves strategic planning and detailed practice involving the whole school community to help vulnerable young people do better than their circumstances might have otherwise predicted.

With this way of working, schools can help not only to beat the odds for individual pupils, but also by changing the odds for disadvantaged pupils across the board.

Children’s intellectual capabilities range yet despite the most difficult circumstances, they can still do well in school.

At the same time, there are many risk factors which make a child less likely to achieve.

There are certain issues that keep cropping up in the research findings around what can work in building resilience in vulnerable children and young people.

Within schools, we will use expert guidance and support from resilience professionals to help shape and model the resilience method within schools. We are working with the likes of Young Minds and BoingBoing drawing on their learning and success to embed this as a key part of the school curriculum. Both organisations work with young people to better understand the pressures of youth, and how this affects mental health.

Read more on the Young Minds website for more in depth information on the resilience model.